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In other words, one of the best things for our babies, in addition to breast milk, is a fully present, healthy mama.
My Breastfeeding Story
I came to this realization after much struggle with breastfeeding myself. My first son had difficulty latching. We consulted lactation consultants, hospital staff, etc. but I realized it would probably just take time for him to learn. After about six weeks of nursing every two hours, I hit a physical and psychological wall. I knew I had to get some sort of break, so I asked my husband to take one feeding per night using formula. I had tried pumping but it took multiple sessions to get enough to fill a bottle. We persisted and he ended up doing well with a combination of nursing and formula for the remainder of his infancy.
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